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Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

Thu, 2015-05-28 18:55
Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

Australian women 'trying to join IS'

Thu, 2015-05-28 18:54
Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria say young women are being lured by romantic notions to the Middle East to join Islamic State.

VIDEO: Could Nepal learn lessons from India?

Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?

China shares down in volatile trade

Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Mainland China shares continued lower, falling as much as 3.5% on Friday after plunging nearly 7% a day earlier.

Jail terms under 'legal highs' law

Thu, 2015-05-28 18:03
A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.

Sleep training 'can reduce prejudice'

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:48
Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.

German business warns UK over EU vote

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:35
A UK exit from the European Union would be "disastrous" for Britain and Germany warns the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

US-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:19
The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.

Pilgrimage to the mountains

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:53
Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.

Gearing up for the big lift

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:47
How to remove a 24,000-tonne oil platform from the North Sea

How gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:46
Gang violence on the rise again in El Salvador

Alloy bounces back 10 million times

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:25
Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.

Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:19
Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.

Presiding officer to retire as MSP

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:18
Holyrood's presiding officer Tricia Marwick announces she will step down as an MSP at next year's Scottish election.

Legionnaires widow's compost warning

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:16
The widow of the first Scot to contract Legionnaire's disease from compost makes an emotional plea for stronger warning labels on bags.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:07
What's brought down crime by the seaside?

Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:06
The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.

Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:50
David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.

Reaction to Fifa crisis continues

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:50
The fall-out from the corruption crisis engulfing Fifa carries on, with calls for a World Cup boycott and president Sepp Blatter vowing to stay.

VIDEO: Can art keep ex-prisoners out of jail?

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:19
Can art help keep former prisoners out of jail?